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S.C. senators seek gambling input

23 March 2009

COLUMBIA, South Carolina -- As reported by WBTW: "State senators are asking for your input on two bills that would expand gambling in South Carolina.

"Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold public hearings Monday at North Charleston City Hall and March 30 in Greenville County Council Chambers. Both hearings will start at 5:30 p.m.

"One of the bills would allow charitable and nonprofit groups to hold 'casino night' fundraising events. Gambling on games like poker, blackjack and roulette would be allowed, but slot machines and electronic video games would not be legal. Betting on live sporting events or horse races also would remain illegal.

"The bill would also allow gambling in private homes, so-called kitchen table poker games.

"The second bill would change the state Constitution to allow nonprofit groups to hold raffles..."

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